Aragall (y Garriga), Giacomo (actually, Jaime)

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Aragall (y Garriga), Giacomo (actually, Jaime)

Aragall (y Garriga), Giacomo (actually, Jaime), Spanish tenor; b. Barcelona, June 6, 1939. He was a pupil of Francesco Puig in Barcelona and of Vladimiro Badiali in Milan. In 1963 he won the Verdi Competition in Busseto, sang Gastone in Jérusalem in Venice, and appeared as Mascagni’s Fritz at Milan’s La Scala. In 1966 he made his London debut at Covent Garden as the Duke of Mantua and his Vienna State Opera debut as Rodolfo. On Sept. 19, 1968, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as the Duke of Mantua. He also sang in Rome, Berlin, Hamburg, Chicago, San Francisco, and other opera centers. In 1992 he sang in the gala ceremonies for the Olympic Games in Barcelona. He appeared as Cavaradossi at the Opéra de la Bastille in Paris in 1994. Among his other roles were Edgardo and Alfredo.

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